Cable News Ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

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May 1st, 2013


Live + Same Day Cable News Daily Ratings for Tuesday, April 30, 2013

P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
Total Day
FNC       1,210            233            460
CNN         377            124            173
MSNBC         367             91            154
CNBC         136             36             58
FBN           43               5             19
HLN         283            106            171
Primetime P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC       1,934            309            659
CNN         423            134            199
MSNBC         610            157            251
CNBC         167             79             75
FBN           42               3             12
HLN         464            134            280
Net Morning programs (6-9 AM) P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FOX & Friends       1,195            281            494
CNN Early Start/Starting Point         326            132            199
MSNBC Morning Joe         364            113            177
CNBC Squawk Box         111             20             42
HLN Morning Express w/ Meade         250            133            178
Net 5PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC FIVE, THE       2,027            292            669
CNN SITUATION ROOM         538            120            172
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         613            127            227
CNBC FAST MONEY         138             27             62
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         300            110            169
Net 6PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC SPECIAL RPT W/BRET BAIER       1,814            210            529
CNN SITUATION ROOM         551            160            213
MSNBC POLITICS NATION         549            111            195
CNBC MAD MONEY         107             28             48
HLN EVENING EXPRESS         306            121            162
Net 7PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE FOX REPORT W/S.SMITH       1,638            200            537
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         509            118            233
MSNBC HARDBALL WITH C. MATTHEWS         506            125            191
CNBC KUDLOW REPORT           95             22             28
HLN JANE VELEZ-MITCHELL         360            127            216
Net 8PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       2,713            418            900
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         498            168            223
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         496            158            208
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         168             68             62
HLN NANCY GRACE         510            137            300
Net 9PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC HANNITY       1,677            271            553
CNN PIERS MORGAN LIVE         433            113            189
MSNBC RACHEL MADDOW SHOW         673            180            274
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         158             78             78
HLN DR. DREW ON CALL         482            143            280
Net 10PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC ON THE RECORD W/GRETA       1,395            237            522
CNN ANDERSON COOPER 360         339            122            184
MSNBC LAST WORD W/ L. ODONNELL         658            134            269
CNBC NHL QTR FINALS L         176             90             84
HLN HLN AFTER DARK         399            122            261
Net 11PM P2+ (000s) 25-54 (000s) 35-64 (000s)
FNC THE OREILLY FACTOR       1,136            320            553
CNN ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT         310            126            190
MSNBC ALL IN W/ CHRIS HAYES         342            117            196
CNBC MAD MONEY           54             33             38
HLN SHOWBIZ TONIGHT         254             71            154

For other days cable news ratings click here.

P2+ = viewers over the age of 2

(25-54) = Adults 25-54 viewing

(35-64) = Adults 35-64 viewing

Prime Time = 8-11pm

LIVE+SD: The number that watched a program either while it was broadcast OR watched via DVR on the same day [through 3AM the next day] the program was broadcast. For more information see Numbers 101.

Scratch = when a show's audience fails to meet minimum Nielsen reporting levels. For more information go here.

Nielsen Cable Network Coverage Estimates (as of July, 2012)

CNN/HLN: 99.727 million HHs

CNBC: 97.497 million HHs

FNC: 97.981 million HHs

MSNBC: 95.526 million HHs

Fox Business: 68.407 million HHs

Nielsen TV Ratings Data: ©2013 The Nielsen Company. All Rights Reserved.

  • usa8888

    Chriscee–the right wing kook with no plan for economic growth and job growth (same as the GOP) has the gall to criticize the popular Obama who has the following accomplishments, while the right wingers have exactly NONE:
    1. Passed Health Care Reform
    2. Passed the Stimulus, saving the country’s economic system
    3. Passed Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act over the objections of right wing kooks
    4. Ended the War in Iraq
    5. Began Draw-down of Afghanistan Troops
    6. Got rid of Osama bin Laden and other top terrorists
    7. Turned Around U.S. Auto Industry and saved millions of jobs
    8. Passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009 for Women
    9. Repealed “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”
    10. Passed Credit Card Reforms
    11. Expanded Health Coverage for Children by signing the 2009 Children’s Health Insurance Authorization Act.
    12. Expanded Hate Crimes Protections by signing The Matthew Shepard/Hate Crimes Prevention Act in 2009.
    13. Expanded Stem Cell Research in 2009 by eliminating the Bush-era restrictions.
    14. Passed Fair Sentencing Act in 2010.
    15. Nominated and obtained confirmation for 2 more Women to the U.S. Supreme Court.
    16. Achieved New START Treaty
    17. Reversed Bush Torture Policies
    18. Increased Support for Veterans
    19. Kicked Banks Out of Federal Student Loan Program.
    20. Recapitalized Banks
    21. 32 consecutive months of employment growth after huge employment downturns at end of Bush’s term
    22. US Stock Market at all time highs
    23. Minimal inflation rates
    24. Corporate profits at all time highs
    25. Blunted right wing GOP kooks’ obstruction strategies
    26. Stopped right wing GOP’s effort to end Medicare and Social Security
    27. Helped reverse the backward thinking of the right wing GOP

  • Ratboy

    Jeffie ….er….uh…Dung Dung is back! :shock:

  • usa8888

    This just in: businesses cut jobs as the GOP sponsored sequester hits. When will the idiot right wing realize that cutting spending and jobs does NOT create job growth and economic prosperity? I know, when they go to college and get an education instead of watching idiots Slimebaugh and Beck….

  • Anne Marie

    We tune in to Morning Joe only because we don’t particularly care for the Fox & Friends personalities….however, the Gun Control topic has been the top discussion item for weeks (months?)on MSNBC….are you kidding me? How can you possibly keep this as a top news story for all this time….it forces us to switch to CNBC and Imus. No wonder MSNBC tanks in the ratings….pushing an agenda day after day after day….good grief!

  • Mark2


    Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN are all down 40-50% in the key demo from 2 years ago.

    Cable News on TV is a dying breed.

    Ouch!!! That’s gonna leave a mark.

  • Chriscee

    It must really hurt the left wing here knowing that almost no one is watching their propaganda cable news station. And that FOX has TWICE as many viewers!

    OUCH that’s gotta hurt!

  • Mark2


    It’s just too bad for you that Fox News ratings don’t translate to Presidential election votes…lol.

  • giatny

    I see these numbers and wonder why the left is still controlling the
    national narrative. It’s terrifying that propaganda can so resoundingly
    trump truth. How does Jay Carney live with himself?

  • Doug Z

    Just keep spending
    A press release from the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT) shows that the value of payments using Chinese Yuan currency grew by 171 percent between January 2012 and January 2013.

    In January 2013 alone, payments in the Chinese currency grew in value by 24 percent from December, pushing the Yuan passed the Russian Rouble to the thirteenth slot for world currency payments.

    This 24% spike is nearly double the 13% increase recorded across all currencies.

  • Dave

    Chris Hays is a nice guy,but he is not prime time.He won’t last long at that time slot.
    MSNBC may be in talks with a very famous hard hitting person to replace him.

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper just keep spending

    Hits Record High vs. Dollar…

    Year of the yuan: China’s explosive currency goes global

    The ‘people’s currency’ of China is redefining the global economic monetary system. The closed-capital pariah is blossoming into a reserve standard and is hedging appeal against the indebted dollar and the untested euro, piquing foreign interest.

    Degenerating credit quality across the board has prompted asset managers to shy away from the dollar, euro, Japanese yen, British pound, and Swiss franc. And some are turning to the yuan, a currency that 10 years ago was completely off limits to foreign investors.

  • Doug Z

    Grasshopper just keep spending

    “The Yuan will take its place as a leading global currency, it is not likely to challenge the dollar’s hegemony for some time, ” Patrick Young said.

  • Chriscee

    @lil boi Markie2

    2014 isn’t that far away….so don’t count your chickens before the eggs hatch….

    I suspect Harry Reid will LOSE control of the Senate…the House will remain republican…and Obama will be the LAME DUCK president he truly is.

  • Mark2

    @Gianty “I see these numbers and wonder why the left is still controlling the
    national narrative”

    This is why:

    NBC Nightly News = 8.12 million
    ABC World News = 7.52 million
    CBS Evening News = 6.44 million
    FOX O’Reilly Factor = 2.71 million

  • Chriscee

    oh please…take you network news numbers and stuff them…

    this isn’t about network news…this is about cable news….but then again the left wing KOOKS…always find a way to change the narrative and NEVER take responsibility for ANYTHING.

    Just ask Obama..the FAILURE OF A PRESIDENT.

  • Chriscee

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) says he shares colleagues’ concerns that the Affordable Care Act could become a “train wreck” if it’s not implemented properly.

    Hey!! DO NOTHING HARRY LOSER REID….Obama is a TRAIN WRECK!! And YOUR party knows it!!

  • Chriscee

    “It is expensive. It is inefficient,” Obama said of Guantanamo Bay prison, and “it needs to be closed.”

    President Obama is renewing efforts to deport a number of terror detainees housed at the Guantánamo Bay military prison back to their home countries as part of the White House’s push to shut down the facility.

    OBAMA’S way of protecting his muslim brotherhood JIHADISTS TERRORISTS!! It’s what Obama does best…he protect America’s enemies to fullest extent.

  • Jeff

    2014 isn’t that far away….so don’t count your chickens before the eggs hatch….
    I suspect ………mmmmmDERP!!

    >Two special elections coming up in a matter of weeks……polls show Republicans will loose a seat in the house in very deep red S. Carolina and also loose the seat once held by John Kerry. But, anything can happen. If the Dems get both, it’s a big sign that the GOP will be in trouble in the mid terms and will be punished for all the obstruction and failure to do their jobs.

  • Chriscee

    Former EPA chief under fire for new batch of ‘Richard Windsor’ emails

    Critics are leaping on private emails from the former head of the Environmental Protection Agency that seem to show her using the alias of “Richard Windsor” to communicate with people outside the government.

    Messages released Wednesday show former EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson using the Windsor email account to talk with people who would later serve in the Obama administration.

    During her tenure at the EPA, Jackson occasionally used the secondary email account in correspondence with staff.

    Another Obama administration crook that needs to go to JAIL.

  • Mark2


    2014: Republicans will retain the House and Democrats will retain the Senate.

    2016: Hillary Clinton will be the next President

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